Month: August, 2012

VAWA Action Alert | Urge Congress to Pass VAWA Reauthorization in September!

Thursday, August 23, 2012
We have no time to lose.  You have two more weeks before Congress comes back from recess to find your congressional leaders and ask them one question:  What are you doing to get a final VAWA bill passed that helps Native victims?  Congress will be in session for just a few weeks in September and then will go home the first of October and may not come back until after the elections.  NCAI has put together aVAWA Advocacy Toolkit for Tribes that contains all of the information you need to contact your representatives in Congress and urge them to act on VAWA when they come back in September, including talking points, fact sheets, sample letters, sample tweets, sample Facebook posts, and more.  Use this toolkit to advocate for a VAWA bill that protects Native women!  Native victims fleeing violence do not have the luxury of time-they need Congress to act and they need your help in spurring that action! 
 
Congress has come to a standstill on the reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act.  The bipartisan Senate version of the bill, S. 1925, contains Section 904, which is a provision that would restore tribal jurisdiction over all persons, including non-Indians, for certain crimes of domestic violence and dating violence committed in Indian country.  Section 904 is broadly supported by Indian tribes across the country.  However, the House passed version, H.R. 4970, does not include the tribal criminal jurisdiction piece, and some members of the House have stated objections to it.  Now is the time to contact your member of Congress and tell them why Section 904-and the entire VAWA bill-are so important to the safety of Native women! 
 
NCAI Contact Information: Katy Tyndell, Staff Attorney - ktyndell@ncai.org


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Men and Boys: Preventing Sexual and Intimate Partner Violence

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Men and Boys: Preventing Sexual and Intimate Partner Violence by the National Sexual Violence Resource Center and the National Resource Center on Domestic Violence (July 2012)

This Special Collection provides resources for anti-violence programs to increase their capacity to engage men and boys in their work to end violence against women.

The collection:
  • explores the social construction of masculinity and the impact that pro-feminist men can have on advancing the anti-violence movement;
  • provides a framework for evaluating program readiness to support male engagement;
  • examines “hot topics” for engaging men in primary prevention work;
  • reviews how violence shapes the lives of men and boys; and
  • discusses privilege, leadership, and accountability as it relates to the work of men in the anti-violence movement.